Dadri: In a fresh twist to the Dadri Beef Lynching Case, an Uttar Pradesh Homeguard has been arrested by Police, for spreading beef rumour to instigate attack on Mohammad Akhlaq (50), who was beaten to death by the mob and his son, Danish (22), who is in a critical condition. (Also Read: Mob kills a man over beef eating rumours, son critically injured)
According to Police, the Homeguard, Binay, forced the temple priest to spread this rumour of a Muslim family storing and consuming beef.
On Saturday, Dadri Police arrested two more suspects, Vishal Rana and Shivam Rana, who are cousins. They are the ones who are believed to have allegedly claimed to have seen the remains of beef in the house of the Muslim family, which they then informed to Vinay. (Also Read: Dadri Beef Lynching Case: Rahul Gandhi meets the victim’s family; A delegation of Congress led by UP PPC to visit Dadri tomorrow)
After the incident, the cousins were found to be missing and were found hiding in a nearby village.
Vishal Rana, is the son of a local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Sanjay Rana, who has demanded a CBI probe into the case.
If sources are to be believed, Vinay had been instigating a group of youths to attack the Muslim family, as he had a personal dispute with Akhlaq earlier. (Also Read:Wrong to kill anyone for eating beef: Lalu)
A senior Police officer told that Vinay was being questioned about his involvement and the motive behind this attack, and would be arrested as soon as he confesses.
So far, 8 people have been arrested in the case.
First Published | 4 October 2015 12:23 PM